String of Beads

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Object Name: 
String of Beads
Accession Number: 
Overall L: 45.3 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Arline B. Oliphant in name of Naisha Butler
Primary Description: 
19 aventurine. 17 (8 ovoid, 9 circular large faceted) transparent amber with aventurine rolled in cobalt "crumbs", partial marvered, lampworked; 2 barrel tabular, transparent cobalt blue with aventurine and opaque white ribbons, lampworked; 63 transparent cobalt blue circular faceted (4 iridized on 1 side), drawn(?); 2 transparent cobalt blue ovoid spiral fluted, wound; 2 transparent cobalt blue bicones; 2 opaque cobalt blue core encased in colorless, faceted, cornerless cube shape. Strung on waxed linen.
Oliphant, Mrs. Arline B., Source